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Urban Decay Vice Palette

Ladies this “Urban Decay Vice Palette” is a must have for your makeup collection! It contains twenty insanely gorgeous colors! Plus, it has a double sided eye shadow brush and comes in a sleek soft case that makes it easy for travel. The colors are unique, highly pigmented, and easy to blend. The only problem that I see is Urban Decay keeps costing me tons of money because they keep making AWESOME palettes!

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Nars Pro-Prime

Smudge proof eye shadow base! Do you ever apply your eye makeup and an hour later your like, “Where the hell did it go”? Your answer is eye primer. Nars Pro-Prime is a lightweight eye primer that creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder eye shadow looking glamourous! Apply a thin layer over your eye lid. Your eye shadow looks freshly applied all day, no smudging, no creasing, no caking so you get hours of gorgeous wear! Plus, its a multi-tasker you can use the primer for eye brow pencils and lower lash liners.
Note: Ophthalmologist tested. Dermatologist tested. Fragrance Free.


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A Few Of My Favorite Things …

Hello Weekend Warriors! My weekend was all about beauty! Saturday, I had more layers cut in my hair. Ahhh, finally it has life and body again! If your bored with your style and you don’t want to lose your length, maybe you should consider some long layers. After, my hair I had an exciting day shopping for makeup! Remember when you were a little girl and all you wanted to do was play in your mothers makeup? Well, I’m grown now and all I want to do is play in makeup. Especially, lately I’ve been makeup obsessed! I went to Mac and had my makeup done which in return sold me on buying more product and left me wanting more! HA, girl problems! I bought eye colors that I would of never gravitated towards, but my eyes popped once applied. I guess my point is…if you are unsure what will look good with your skin tones, ask! She opened my eyes (literally) to new colors. I also learned a new way of applying eye liner that really made my eyes stand out and it stayed for hours. I will share in upcoming post more about my colors and hopefully some tutorials. I am currently trying to work with a makeup artist to bring you professional tutorials!
It’s no secret that I also have a sugar obsession, its so dangerous! This is the reason I work out…;)! It’s not my fault that they place Godiva across from Mac :(. What’s a girl suppose to do? So, I snuck over and scored some brownies, macaroons, and chocolate covered oreos! WHOA! You know the rest! Yep, sugar high! Upon arriving home there was another sweet surprise awaiting for me….a Key Lime Tart! Not just any key lime tart but a Gateaux key lime tart. This bakery is seriously the BEST!
Sunday Funday was all about the Broncos. Football games are always fun, you can really feel the energy amongst the crazed fans! Some are quite humorous with their paint and attire. True die hard fans.! Well, thats a wrap for my weekend! Just a few highlights of the excitement!
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and productive week! XOXO


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Anastasia Brow Gel

Glam Girls!
Good Deal today only @ Ulta …Anastasia Brow Gel 1/2 off, normally $21.50 a bottle! $10.50 today… Take advantage
I’m addicted to anastasia products so I’m super stoked over this price! This product is awesome! It’s a clear conditioning gel that keeps your eyebrows tame and in place. I’m so addicted to anastasia eye brow products that I only let people wax my eyebrows that are trained at the anastasia school in Beverly Hills or you can buy their brow kit and do it yourself at home for perfect shaped brows. 🙂
Note: Not to be confused for me thinking other trained professionals can’t wax eyebrows. I just have a good experience with Anastasia trained professionals.

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The Color Wheel

It can be confusing at times to determine what eye shadow looks best with your eyes, yet compliments your outfit all at the same time. Don’t make the mistake of wearing blue eyeshadow just because you are wearing a blue outfit! You should wear eye shadows that brings out your eye color. I have the Stila color wheel eye shadow palette (sephora) and it’s awesome for helping you choose the right color combination. After viewing Makeup by Janine’s wordpress blog, I read some helpful insight on her page on choosing the correct eye shadow for your eye color which I shared below…

Here are some examples:

For blue eyes . . . the complimentary color is orange. Yes, orange eyeshadow sounds gross, but if you translate it to makeup colors it can be an orangy-brown, peach, gold or light copper.

For blue-green eyes . . . if they sometimes look blue, and sometimes look green, then they are probably blue-green. (Your eyes don’t actually change color, its just color theory at work). The complimentary color is red-orange. Choose apricots, watermelons or other peachy-pinks. An intense copper or warm (reddish) brown with copper shimmer is also a great choice.

For green eyes . . . the complimentary color is red. Yes, I know, you are worried you’ll look a little zombified with red liner. But let’s do a little neutral-izing: red + white = pink, red + black = burgandy, red + grey = mauve, and red + brown = red-brown (okay, that last one wasn’t so original). Anything with those bases will make your eyes look as green as possible.

For yellow-green eyes . . . red-violet is the complimentary color to choose for you. This can be a plum, just make sure it has more red than blue. Also a cool (or purple-y) pink is a great choice. Mix some silver in there too for a muted, metallicized red-violet.

For brown eyes with yellow . . . a true violet will compliment your eyes best. It can be anywhere from light lavender to deep eggplant.

For a light golden brown eye (yellow-orange) . . . use the blue-violet shades. A deep royal purple liner, a periwinkle highlight, or a smoky mix of blue, grey & purple will make your eyes pop.

For a deep amber brown eye (orange) . . . Go with an electric Smurf shadow, a navy liner, a slate smoky, a powder blue accent. The different versions of blue are endless! Remember, you can always pair a pop of blue with brown or grey for a more neutral version.

Remember, you can add white to make it lighter, black to make it darker, grey for a muted version, and brown to make it more neutral.


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Stila Palette

Ok, so clearly I love makeup and you can never go wrong with natural shades. I ordered the Stila palette (happily ever after-beauty palette) normally $75 reduced to $50 on the Stila cosmetics website (http://www.stilacosmetics.com/). The palette was created and intended for brides but these colors are great for everyday wear or a brown smokey eye!

Comes in a velvet pouch and includes:

6 x Eye Shadows (best seller kitten kitten)
1 Cheek Color
1 Bronzing Powder
2 Lip Colors
1 Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish

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Contour the Face

Why Contour? Contouring adds definition, structure, and dimension. Some women were born with defined facial features but for the rest of us we should grab a concealer palette and a brush! 😉 It’s actually really easy and with a little practice you will become better and more confident in your application process. After reading many blogs and watching lots of tutorials I stumbled across a concealer palette by Sonia Kashuk name hidden agenda-07 which contains two concealer shades, one neutralizer, and one translucent powder. The best part is its at Target for $11…Score! You can apply your concealer with a concealer brush or your ring finger by tapping the face to blend it into skin. First apply your foundation of choice and blend outwards to prevent lines. Next, contour the cheekbones and jaw line with the darker concealer and with the lighter concealer highlight under the eyes, bridge of nose, eyebrow bone, and chin and seal it with your translucent powder. I love this quad because it has everything in ONE! Complete your look by finishing with an all over face powder, blush, bronzer, lips and eyes. I attached a photo of myself after going through the steps above and pictures of Kim K with guidelines on her face to help you see where to apply. Your completed look should be well blended and seamless. Your highlights should play together to create depth and dimension!

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YSL Eyeliner

The packaging is cute but whats inside is even better! Its the YSL Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils which comes in the following colors:
N° 3 – Bronze Black, N° 1 – Deep Black, N° 5 – Cherry Black, N° 2 – Ashy Black, N° 6 – Jade Black, N° 4 – Sea Black. The False Lash Effect Shocking mascaras come in matching shades.
I have the Deep Black and can’t wait to get the Jade Black I’m sure with the hint of green it makes the eyes really pop! Its not messy, easy to apply with the brush like I posted in picture, no smudging, and wears for hours! It’s so much better than any eye pencil I’ve used so far. Pencils always seem to smudge after a while and always need to be sharpened but this you apply and it stays all day! #1 FAN

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Nars Eyeshadow

Beautiful Blue for summer “Tropic” with sparkly flakes! Added a pic so you can get an idea of the color but if you wet your brush (lightly damp & dab) for application the color will have more intensity and the sparkle flakes will stick better.

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Sephora Steals

Makeup and a Deal? Count me in! I’ve been wanting to try the Make Up For Ever line because I see a lot of write ups in different beauty magazines raving that it has great coverage. So, a trip to Sephora revealed the truth….IT WORKS! Plus, I was able to purchase the HD Complexion Starter Kit which comes with the High Definition Primer, High Definition Foundation, High Definition Powder and the HD Kabuki Brush all for a fair price! I added the Make Up Forever Foundation #150 which is a perfect match with my skin tones. 🙂
P.S. It’s oil FREE!!!


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